It seems there is no show without Venus, planet of love, especially when it comes to making the most of Jupiter's final days in your romantic sector, though for a while there it looked like that would be the case. Having left your romantic sector on the 19th July and having already spent 6 weeks fuelling your romantic desires and expectations Venus' job should have been done for the year, but just 6 days after leaving she turned retrograde, returning on the 1st August for a double dip visit that will keep her on the job until early October. It's not just that Venus has returned in time to make Jupiter's final days count that makes her return to your romantic sector so auspicious, but the fact that over the coming month she will align with every planet that will have any influence this month. It begins with an alignment with lucky Jupiter on the 4th/5th August, with Mercury on the 6th/8th August, with the Sun on the 15th/16th August and finally with Mars in the closing hours of the month, touching every aspect of this, one of the most powerful month's for matters of the heart in over a decade. Venus will stay on after Jupiter finally leaves on the 11th August, returning to make his final 10 days count and to ensure your heart is engaged when Mars arrives on the 9th August to fuel your romantic passions and fighting spirit. In Jupiter's final 48 hours in your romantic sector you'll have every possible resource to call on, but also to ensure that the journey continues. Your relationships will get a look in later in the month, when on the 28th August Mercury returns to your relationship sector to begin an especially long mission to ensure the communication lines are open and to prepare for what lies ahead.
You have every right to feel short changed when Venus, planet of love retrogrades back out of your romantic sector on the 1st August, just 13 days after arriving. Even under normal circumstances Venus should spend at least 24 days in your romantic sector each year, so on face value you really have been short changed. However, Venus asks that you trust her, holding on to the romantic desires and expectations she leaves you with, along with a sense of romantic nostalgia from the week she has just spent in retrograde motion. Key to the romantic confidence Venus leaves you with is how she leaves, which isn't by moving on which is usually the case. Instead having turned retrograde just 6 days after arriving Venus leaves by retrograding back out and while you'll have to wait until early October for her to return, by then everything will have changed, nor do you have to wait that long. It's just a week later that Mercury, planet of communication will return to take over from where she left off, this time on a mission to give your heart a voice and to put heart and mind on the same page. However, it's just 10 days after Venus retrogrades back out of your romantic sector that the real reason for her early return is revealed, with lucky Jupiter's return on the 11th August opening the door to your luckiest year for love and all things romantic in over a decade, one that will stretch out to September 2016. This is the start of a remarkable romantic journey. Yet this is also Saturn's last full month back in your relationship sector and after turning direct on the 2nd August his focus will be on the future and having had since mid June taking care of any relationship housekeeping, this will be the point where it's time to look to the future.
While the influences on both the romantic and relationship fronts are fairly subtle they are extremely positive, even though it might not be until next month that the real implications are felt. The real game changer as far as future relationship matters are concerned is Venus, planet of love's return to your communication sector on the 1st August, where she'll spend the whole month in retrograde motion, with a chance to give your heart, the past and unsaid words a voice. This is significant for not due to leave until the 9th October this means Venus will be here when Saturn returns to your relationship sector next month, this time committing to a relationship journey that will take you through to December 2017. This is something Venus has plenty of support with, with some of the most important players in the solar system coming together to make communication a priority. The Moon's visit to your relationship sector from the 23rd August to the 25th August will be the last before Saturn returns but also the first since Venus returned to your communication sector, with a chance to really ensure the communication lines are open. While the relationship focus is more on what you're preparing for and you will have to wait until the end of the month for any real romantic breakthrough, there is a subtle romantic thread running through the month that needs to be embraced. In the meantime Mercury, planet of communication's return to your romantic sector on the 28th August is set to have implications on both the romantic and relationship fronts, for on a mission to give your heart a voice and to put heart and mind on the same page, he'll be on a similar mission to Venus. This sets the scene for communication to become an important theme on both the romantic and relationship fronts, with a chance to make this a priority for the get go.
While Venus, planet of love will retrograde back out of your communication sector on the 1st August, like a bell that can't be unrung she's already given your relationships a boost that has not only boosted your relationship confidence, but is a sign of things to come. Up until Venus' return to your communication sector on the 19th July your relationships had been through a tough patch with Pluto, in retrograde motion in your relationship sector, under pressure from a parade of planets that moved through your sign before and during the launch of your new solar year. Venus' return to your communication sector, where she was not only able to give your heart and relationships a voice but offer Pluto some active support, happened just as tensions were easing back and even though she'll retrograde back out on the 1st August, her influence has already been game changing. Pluto and your relationships won't be on their own for long and during his last full day in retrograde motion, with the doors open to second chances, it's lucky Jupiter's return on the 11th August that implements some more permanent support. Pluto gets some more direct support when Ceres, dwarf planet and goddess of the solar system retrogrades back into your relationship sector on the 4th August, not only intensifying the focus on the past, but creating something special when it comes to second chances. Meanwhile, a good month for relationship building is also an important month for matters of the heart, with Saturn spending his last full month back in your romantic sector. In retrograde motion in the early hours of the month Saturn will turn direct on the 2nd August, shifting your heart's and your romantic focus onto the future and the journey ahead, still with a need to take responsibility.
The impossible seems to happen in the early hours of the month when Venus, who left your sign on the 19th July and therefore shouldn't be back until 2016, returns for not only a double dip visit on the 1st August, but an especially long rerun. Normally Venus will spend around 24 days in your sign each year, spending time fuelling your romantic and relationship desires and expectations, a new sense of confidence and entitlement, as well as triggering the laws of attraction. Yet by the time Venus left last month she has already been here for 6 weeks, with 2 bonus weeks already under your belt, when she returns this month to supposedly do it all over again. While Venus won't leave until the 9th October, spending more time in your sign than she has in 8 years, she'll spend the rest of the month in retrograde motion, holding the doors open to second chances, covering ground she has already covered, creating an opportunity for a do over and to return to the drawing board, with a chance for a change of mind. This means Venus will still be here when Saturn returns to your romantic sector next month, beginning a journey that will take until December 2017 to complete. While Ceres' final days in your relationship sector before retrograding back out on the 4th August will make these important days for focusing on your relationships, especially with the Moon here until the 2nd August, after that the month belongs to Venus and the spirit of romance. What a way to begin a new solar year, making it clear that this is going to be an important and powerful year for love, romance and matters of the heart.
Whether it's during her final hours in your sign or after she returns to a nostalgic part of your chart on the 1st August Venus, planet of love is putting a veil of romantic nostalgia over the whole month, something that is only going to intensify as the month increases. Until Venus returned to your sign on the 19th July the focus was all on the past, with Neptune and Chiron in retrograde motion in your relationship sector, Pluto in retrograde motion in your romantic sector and Venus having spent the previous 6 weeks in a nostalgic part of your chart before leaving. It was for just 6 days that Venus briefly gave your heart a chance to look to the future and what it might and could hold before she turned retrograde on 25th July. So whether it's in her final hours in retrograde motion in your sign or back in a nostalgic part of your chart, where she'll not only remain until the 9th October but will spend the whole month in retrograde motion, there is no budging a sense of romantic nostalgia. However, what takes this to an even deeper level is Ceres' return to your romantic sector on the 4th August, spending the rest of the month in retrograde motion, taking a sense of romantic nostalgia to a whole new level and not just opening even more doors to the past, but blowing them right off their hinges. While your relationship focus also remains on the past, with Neptune and Chiron in retrograde motion in your relationship sector, their experience will be a little more challenging, especially as the planets start returning to your sign to kick off your birthday month and new solar year, but also a powerful new Jupiter cycle on the 11th August. While this does set the scene for some personal and/or relationship tensions, any pressure this month will come from Mercury, planet of communication, who will be pushing for a communication and/or relationship breakthrough.
On face value it might seem that Venus is teasing you a little, flirting with the idea of returning to your sign by starting the mechanics of closing down your current Venus cycle, only to put this on hold, but it's a small price to pay for the extra magic she allows you to tap into. It was on the 19th July that Venus left a social and serendipitous part of your chart and returned to a nostalgic part of your chart, something that will happen around this time every year, though usually not until August. This will usually mark the start of a 24 day wind down of your current Venus cycle, with the planet of love taking your heart on a nostalgic trip down love's memory lane. However, on the 1st August, just 13 days after arriving and instead of returning on to your sign Venus instead returns to a social and serendipitous part of your chart, where she'll stay until the 9th October. While this means that your Venus return has been put on hold and the planet of love won't return to your sign until November, this is more than made up for by the magical month she creates. Having already spent 6 months in a social and serendipitous part of your chart the laws of attraction and synchronicity will still be in effect when she returns, this time with the doors open to second chances. This also puts Venus on especially good terms with Uranus, as he spends his first full month in retrograde motion in your relationship sector and in fact she returns just 6 days into his 5 month retrograde phase. Whether in a nostalgic part of your chart or back in this social and serendipitous part of your chart Venus will spend the whole month in retrograde motion and with Uranus in retrograde motion in your relationship sector and Ceres, until she backs out of your romantic sector on the 4th August in retrograde motion as well, the love gods have 100 percent of their focus on the past this month.
While Venus, planet of love will leave a social and serendipitous part of your chart on the 1st August and return to a competitive part of your chart, where her influence will be felt more on the professional front, she has started something there is no going back from. While having only spent 13 days in a social and serendipitous part of your chart before retrograding back out, Venus has already triggered the laws of attraction and synchronicity and with Mercury returning on the 9th August, lucky Jupiter on the 11th August and the Sun on the 23rd August this has opened the door to something there is no going back from, with a need to get used to serendipitous moments and/or encounters. With Venus spending the whole month in retrograde motion there was always going to be some degree of romantic nostalgia in the air, but even more so with both Neptune and Chiron in retrograde motion in your romantic sector. It's here that this month's Full Moon will fall on the 30th August, creating a Lovers Moon that will create one of the most romantically charged points of the month, with the doors open to second chances. This won't be the Moon's only visit to your romantic sector, with a visit from the 2nd August to the 4th August a chance for a practice run. With the love gods totally focused on all things romantic and matters of the heart this month, it will be important to pay attention to your relationships when the Moon visits your relationship sector from the 6th August to the 8th August, with your emotional responses able to give your relationships a voice.
While Venus, planet of love's departure from your career sector on the 1st August will temporarily put a new professional era on hold, with Mercury returning just 8 days later and lucky Jupiter just 10 days later, the professional gods have that one covered. In the meantime, Venus returns to create something magical and so out of the blue that you're unlikely to see it coming. Having already spent 6 weeks in an adventurous part of your chart Venus' departure on the 19th July didn't see the spirit of romance go off the boil, but it did end any romantic involvement, until she returns on the 1st August that is and the timing couldn't be better. Not due to turn direct until early next month Venus will spend the whole month in retrograde motion, keeping a mix of adventure, romance and nostalgia in play all month, while opening the door to second chances. When Venus left last month she was on especially good terms with Uranus in your romantic sector, at a time when both their focus was on the future and the journey ahead, yet by the time she returns she'll find that the planet of surprise, synchronicity and the unexpected is also in retrograde motion and not due to turn direct until December will also spend the whole month in retrograde motion. From out of nowhere and with a professional juggernaut now unstoppable, Venus and Uranus have reunited to not only bring the spirit of romance, adventure and nostalgia together again, but the laws of attraction and synchronicity. You're not just on an exciting and nostalgic trip down love's memory lane, but the second chances this opens the door to are likely to take you by surprise, happening where and when you least expect. With your professional star on the rise and some tough relationship months behind you, it's time for some escapism.
After some very busy months and at times challenging relationship months just one planet has stayed behind in order to wrap things up and knowing he won't return until 2017, he's out to make his final days count. That final planet is Mars, planet of passion and the warrior planet of the cosmos, who returned just a day behind the Sun in late June, in time to play a part in your annual relationship review, but not really getting his turn until the Sun and Mercury left last month. Mars was one of a parade of planets that moved into opposition with Pluto in your sign, creating personal and/or relationship tension and putting your personal and relationship needs into conflict, in a way that exposed any relationship issues. Due to leave on the 9th August Mars is fuelling your passions and fighting spirit at a point in the year where you should know what you want from your relationships and what they need from you. On especially good terms with Saturn, in his final month in your friendship sector and with Neptune and Chiron in your communication sector, Mars is part of a team that is creating a powerful atmosphere for friendship and relationship building and for a communication breakthrough. Knowing he won't return until 2017 and that there'll be no more planets in your relationship sector until mid 2016, Mars will be passionate about making sure everything is out in the open, with an opportunity landing in his lap during his final days. Just when you thought all the planetary oppositions were over, Ceres not only retrogrades back into your sign on the 4th August but into opposition with Mars on the 7th/9th August, only ending when Mars leaves on the 9th August. This will be one final push to get everything out in the open, at a time when the communication lines are not only open but there's a chance to give the past and unsaid words a voice.
While this is always an important month for relationship matters, with the Sun always spending the first three weeks of August in your relationship sector, there is nothing ordinary about the conditions in play this month. With lucky Jupiter leaving your relationship sector on the 11th August, wrapping up a year long visit that has lain down the foundations for some strong and enduring relationship building, this was always going to be a time to commit to your relationships and the journey ahead and with the Sun leaving on the 23rd August, this should bring you into the end game. Yet as she retrogrades back into your relationship sector on the 1st August, just 13 days after leaving, the first words out of Venus' lips will be 'not so fast'. Due to spend the whole month in retrograde motion, not due to leave until the 9th October and with support from Mercury, planet of communication until the 8th August and Mars from the 9th August, the job of defining what you want from your relationships and what they need from you is still a work in progress. At a point where in any other year and in any other circumstances where things are is what you would have settled for, Venus returns to raise the bar, while bringing a chance to retrace your steps, ensuring that if anything is possible you'll find a way. While the doors will remain open to the past and second chances all month, a New Moon on the 15th August will bring a chance to commit to your relationships and the journey ahead. It's not until after Jupiter and the Sun have gone and that both a major relationship review and your annual relationship review are over that Venus and Mars, the planets of love and passion will get to work, staying on to create something special. While matters of the heart will get their turn during the Moon's visit to your romantic sector from the 8th August to the 11th August, this is a month that belongs to your relationships.
What you have in the early days of the month is a crossover between the tail end of last month's romantic focus and the start of a new relationship chapter, that has not only begun ahead of schedule but from the get go looks and feels unlike an annual relationship review. With the Sun, Mercury and Venus all been and gone from your romantic sector there should be no more romantic influence and the only reason there is, is that Mars is making his first visit in 2 years. Due to leave your romantic sector on the 9th August Mars will be working to make his final days count and to inject as much romantic passion as possible, especially as he's the last love god on duty. Once Mars leaves it will be up to you to keep the spirit of romance and his romantic passions fuelled, in the face of what by then will be a relationship onslaught. While the Sun will always return to your relationship sector on the 23rd August, shining the solar spotlight on your relationships and bringing you to your annual relationship review, you'll move into the month with Venus, planet of love already here, albeit just. Having returned on the 19th July Venus will retrograde back out on the 1st August, with her short 13 day visit preparation for what is to come. While Mercury's return to your relationship sector on the 8th August will bring a short opportunity to ensure the communication lines are open, until leaving on the 28th August, the game changer is lucky Jupiter's return on the 11th August, kicking off your most important and powerful relationship year in over a decade. By the time the Sun returns it will be clear that this is no annual update and that you are instead in the early days of your most important relationship journey in over a decade. As important as it is to hold onto the desires and expectations Venus leaves you with on the 1st August is to work with Mercury, planet of communication from the 8th August to the 28th August, doing whatever it takes for as long as it takes to ensure the communication lines are open.